The Lemosho Route is considered one of the most beautiful and scenic routes to climb Kilimanjaro.
Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable experience on Kilimanjaro? Then the Lemosho Route is the perfect choice for you! This magnificent trail takes you on a journey through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the mountain. From the lush montane forest to the stunning moorlands and high alpine desert, you’ll be amazed at every turn.
Not only is the Lemosho Route one of the most beautiful and diverse trails, but it also offers a higher success rate for summit attempts. With a gradual ascent and an optional acclimatization day in the Karanga Valley, you’ll have plenty of time to acclimate and make the most of your climb.
As one of the least crowded routes, the Lemosho Route is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of other popular trails. Soak in the peace and quiet as you marvel at the western breach and the southern ice fields. And when you reach the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment that you’ll never forget.
Make your Kilimanjaro climb a truly unforgettable experience with the Lemosho Route. Book your trip today and get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime!
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Lemosho Gate (2200m)
- Meet the guide and crew at the airport and transfer to Lemosho Gate, the starting point of the Lemosho Route.
- After completing park formalities, the hike starts through the lush forest towards the Forest Camp (2650m). The trail is relatively easy and offers beautiful views of the rainforest.
- Hiking distance: 8 km, approximately 4-5 hours.
- Overnight stay at Forest Camp.
Day 2: Hike from Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp (3550m)
- Today’s hike takes you through the montane forest and onto the Shira Plateau, offering great views of the mountain.
- Hiking distance: 10 km, approximately 6-7 hours.
- Overnight stay at Shira 1 Camp.
Day 3: Hike from Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut (4200m)
- The trail continues across the Shira Plateau and gradually ascends towards the Moir Hut.
- Along the way, you will enjoy the stunning views of the western breach, Kibo, and the southern ice fields.
- Hiking distance: 9 km, approximately 5-6 hours.
- Overnight stay at Moir Hut.
Day 4: Hike from Moir Hut to Barranco Camp (3950m)
- Today, you will cross the Lava Tower (4630m) and then descend to the Barranco Camp.
- The descent is steep, but the view of Kibo and the southeastern ice fields is worth it.
- Hiking distance: 10 km, approximately 7-8 hours.
- Overnight stay at Barranco Camp.
Day 5: Hike from Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley (4050m)
- The trail today is relatively easy, taking you through the Karanga Valley and up to the Karanga Camp.
- The valley is a great place for acclimatization and to enjoy the stunning views of the southern ice fields and the Breach Wall.
- Hiking distance: 5 km, approximately 4 hours.
- Overnight stay at Karanga Valley.
Day 6: Hike from Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp (4650m)
- The trail today takes you to the base of Kibo and the Barafu Camp, located on a saddle between the two peaks.
- The hike is steep, but the views of the surrounding glaciers and the southern ice fields are breathtaking.
- Hiking distance: 4 km, approximately 3 hours.
- Overnight stay at Barafu Camp.
Day 7: Summit Day – Hike from Barafu Camp to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m) and return to Mweka Camp (3080m)
- Today is the day to reach the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The hike starts at midnight, and the trail is steep and challenging, taking you through the rim of the Crater and onto the summit.
- After reaching the summit, you will begin your descent towards the Mweka Camp, located in the rainforest.
- Hiking distance: 18 km, approximately 12-15 hours.
- Overnight stay at Mweka Camp.